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  • Alligator living in Chicago park lagoon captured

    CHICAGO — The search for an elusive alligator that was spotted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon is over. The reptile was captured overnight less than 24 hours after the city hired a new expert from Florida to find it. Frank Robb was brought in after several attempts to capture it failed. Chicago Animal Care and Control also closed off a section of the park to keep people away. They feared all the spectators were keeping the gator in hiding. It […]

  • Toddler dies after falling into grease trap at Tim Hortons restaurant

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A 3-year-old boy died after falling into a restaurant grease trap Monday morning in Rochester, New York, police said. Rochester Police Department Investigator Francis Camp said they believe the boy fell through a plastic lid that gave way and into the grease trap embedded in the ground outside a Tim Hortons restaurant. The grease trap was covered with a green plastic lid — much like a manhole cover — that helped it blend into the surrounding grass, […]

  • Video shows pendulum ride break at India amusement park; 2 dead, dozens injured

    AHMEDABAD, India – A broken ride at an amusement park in India killed two people and injured more than two dozen, according to the Times of India. The incident occurred Sunday evening at Ahmedabad’s Kankaria lakefront. (WARNING: Graphic video below. Viewer discretion advised.) #Ahmedabad video two dead more than fifteen injured as pendulum ride broke down at Kankaria Lakefront @MumbaiMirror pic.twitter.com/rLl3xYcu6Q — Vinay Dalvi (@VinayMIRROR) July 15, 2019 Police are investigating how the ride was operated, maintained and inspected, the Times […]

  • Investigators look for man accused of burying puppy in sand, leaving it to die in Hawaii

    ***Warning: The images and details in this story may be upsetting to some readers*** HONOLULU, Hi. – Police are looking for the man responsible for burying a puppy in the sand and leaving it to die. According to Crimestoppers Honolulu, someone called in anonymous tip saying they saw the suspect burying the puppy. Team members from PAWS of Hawaii then rushed over to the area where they found the dog trapped. They wrote in a Facebook post that she is […]

  • ‘Meth gators?’ Tennessee police warn against flushing drugs down toilet

    LORETTO, Tenn. – Police in Tennessee are cautioning against flushing drugs down the toilet out of concern for the animals in local waterways. The warning comes from a Loretto Police Department Facebook post where officers say they found a suspect trying to flush meth and several items of paraphernalia. Police arrested the man. “On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay,” police wrote. They said flushed drugs end up in retention ponds for processing before […]

  • Human-sized jellyfish spotted by divers off coast of England

    A giant jellyfish the size of a human has stunned a diver off the south-western coast of England. The incredible creature — a barrel jellyfish — was spotted near Falmouth by broadcaster and biologist Lizzie Daly, who described the encounter as “breathtaking.” “What an unforgettable experience,” she added. “I know barrel jellyfish get really big in size but I have never seen anything like it before!” “It was the best thing I’ve ever done,” she said in a video of […]

  • Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dies after being hit by vehicle in Virginia Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Norfolk native and boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, 55, died Sunday evening after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach. A family member confirmed to WTKR that the Olympic gold medal winner and four-weight world champion was killed in the 10 p.m. crash. Police said the driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck Whitaker stayed at the scene and is cooperating with officers. Whittaker graduated from Booker T. Washington high school before excelling globally […]

  • Kids steal parent’s car, take 600-mile road trip

    Four adventurous children aged between 10 and 14 packed a stolen family car with fishing rods and took off on an epic 600-mile road trip along the Australian coast, authorities have said. One of the children left a goodbye note for their parents before leaving for the mammoth journey, which ended several hours later when police tracked down the parked car along a highway in New South Wales, authorities told CNN. The kids likely shared driving responsibilities during the 930-kilometer […]

  • Parents charged with child abuse for missing follow-up appointments after baby’s liver transplant

    Santa Fe, N.M. (KOAT) — A child who had a liver transplant missed several doctors’ appointments and didn’t get his medication, and now his parents are charged with child abuse. According to court documents, Kyla and Jason Witterman were arrested Monday for failing to take their 1-year-old son to his medical appointments after he had a liver transplant in April 2018. Court documents said the boy’s parents also didn’t give their son his medications, which transplant experts say is critical […]

  • Police: Michigan man mistakes wife for intruder, fatally shoots her

    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight fatal shooting in Ypsilanti Township. Investigators told WXYZ a 30-year-old man mistook his 31-year-old wife for an intruder and shot her. It happened Thursday morning around 2:30 inside the couple’s shared home. The couple’s two young children, ages two and four, were inside the home at the time according to police. According to investigators, the couple suspected an attempted home invasion earlier in the day. “So […]

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